10/10/2007 11:00PM

$1.6M Galileo colt leads Tattersalls Day 3

EmailLEXINGTON, Ky. - Coolmore agent Demi O’Byrne got the Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling sale’s third session off to a quick start Thursday in Newmarket, England, with a $1.6 million bid for a colt by Coolmore stallion Galileo.

O’Byrne bid 750,000 guineas, or about $1,606,500, for Hip No. 381, a son of the stakes-winning Silver Hawk mare Silver Colours. The bay colt sold as the property of Stratford Place Stud and is a half-brother to stakes-placed Silver Pivotal.

The colt was the highest price at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.

The second-highest-priced yearling at that hour was a bay Dalakhani colt out of Sadler’s Wells winner Time Honoured that Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum’s representative, John Ferguson, bought for 480,000 guineas, or about $1,028,160. Jamie Railton, agent, was the consignor.

The sale was to continue through Friday at the Tattersalls facility in Newmarket.